Public Services

On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Public Services Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Public Services eBooks

You can access Public Services eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

BTEC Public Services Level 3 Book 1
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BTEC Public Services Level 3 Book 1
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Public Services Level 2
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Public Services Level 3
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Uniformed Public Services Book 1
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Uniformed Public Services Book 2
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BTEC First Public Services
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The English Legal System
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Public Services eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Issues Online logoIssues Online is an amazing resource of articles on numerous issues.

To log in:
1. Type Northampton College IdP in to the box, select it and press continue.
2. Enter your College login details then click Login
The British Army logoThe British Army website.
College of Policing logoThe College of Policing escribes employment opportunities in police forces across the country; details of lifestyle, pay, benefits and application forms.
Fire Service logoThe Fire Service website is designed to give members of the public an insight into the work of the UK Fire and Rescue Service. Also provides an online resource for serving firefighters in the UK.
Northamptonshire Police logoThe Northamptonshire Police website focuses on community policing, crime prevention, community safety and employment opportunities.
Royal Navy logoThe Royal Navy website.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

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Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.

The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email library@northamptoncollege.ac.uk with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.